Journal article

Sustainability policy of construction contractors: A review

J Zuo, G Zillante, L Wilson, K Davidson, S Pullen

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Elsevier | Published : 2012

Abstract

Sustainability is an issue of concern in many industrial sectors. The construction industry is no exception. The study described in this paper adopts a critical qualitative approach to investigate sustainability policy practices in the construction industry. This approach includes a statement of principles, sustainability reporting incorporated within a financial report, and a stand-alone sustainability reporting system. The top international contractors listed by Engineering News Record (ENR) were examined. The results show that sustainability policy development varies from case to case in these companies but trends are emerging on common issues addressed. The findings show a trend of incre..

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